This graceful osprey near Chico California gave me the "eye" as she flew back to check on her nest. Of course, I always keep a kind and respectable distance to avoid upsetting birds.
Little Blue Heron
Taken early morning on the west coast of Florida. What a patient fisher with royal presence - it was awesome to share this moment.
Great White Heron
Taken in early morning with February lighting on Sanibel Island Florida. Great White herons are majestic!
Little Blue Heron with reflection
Early winter dawn lighting on Florida coast. Love their stealth postures!
I captured this Peregrine Falcon shortly after it flew nearby close to Marysville California. With that look, sure am glad I was not her prey!
Harris Hawks are often heard calling from high up in valley trees throughout California farmland, but are difficult to spot and photograph. This one gave me quite a treat!
American White Ibis
Taken just after sunrise at J.N. ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Florida's west coast.
Hummingbird with Tongue extended
What a treat to have this mother bird sitting on her eggs just outside our window near Indio California!
Just a few feet from our resort window, this determined mother sat on her two eggs with minor breaks all day.
Hummingbird Hatching Eggs
With early morning sunlight, this persistent mother near Joshua Tree National Park in California was a treat to watch from a distance.
Hummingbird Taking Flight
We keep hummingbird feeders in our rural yard and this is sometimes our reward!
Female Blue-Winged Teal Duck
This female Blue-Winged Teal was near the shore of Clear Lake California as we strolled by in the morning.
Gray Lodge Wildlife Preserve in Gridley CA
Forster's Turns Landing
On the beach with Sandpipers at Jekyll Island GA
Great Blue Heron Reflection
Great Blue heron in mating plumage at Lake of the Ozarks MO
Great Blue Heron ready for Flight
This graceful Great Blue Heron in mating plumage deciding it was time to relocate on Lake of the Ozarks in MO
Great Blue Heron Taking off for Flight
Lake of the Ozarks SP in MO
American White Pelicans Cuddling
In 20 degree F weather, Pelicans need their sweetheart to keep warm
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